• Canvass Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Examination in the way of discussion or debate.
- (n.) To sift; to strain; to examine thoroughly; to scrutinize; as, to canvass the votes cast at an election; to canvass a district with reference to its probable vote.
- (n.) Close inspection; careful review for verification; as, a canvass of votes.
- (n.) Search; exploration; solicitation; systematic effort to obtain votes, subscribers, etc.
- (n.) To go trough, with personal solicitation or public addresses; as, to canvass a district for votes; to canvass a city for subscriptions.
- (v. i.) To search thoroughly; to engage in solicitation by traversing a district; as, to canvass for subscriptions or for votes; to canvass for a book, a publisher, or in behalf of a charity; -- commonly followed by for.
- (n.) To examine by discussion; to debate.
• Canvas Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.
- (n.) A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; -- used for tents, sails, etc.
- (n.) A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work.
- (n.) A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil.
- (n.) A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make.
- (n.) Something for which canvas is used: (a) A sail, or a collection of sails. (b) A tent, or a collection of tents. (c) A painting, or a picture on canvas.
• Canvassed Definition & Synonyms
- (imp. & p. p.) of Canvass